Icons of India - Leaders in Global Business

Published by MBA Skool Team, Published on September 22, 2015

We the Indians are heartily attached with each other. We love to see our country on the top of the world. Many Indians work for the sake of the country by spending their time and money to meditate over the Indian dream, what should be the education system, Indian talents and ambition one can fulfil. The Indian-Born , Sundar Pichai the new CEO of Google after the Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made India recognised at a wide level in front of the world. It is so exciting that among 5 top companies of the world two companies GOOGLE AND MICROSOFT are headed by the two Indians; the Chief Executive Officer of these companies are Indians.

The chief of Google Sundar Pichai was born in Chennai, named as Pichai Sundararajan had his schooling in the city. He is a B.tech graduate from Indian Institute of technology (Kharagpur), MS from STANFORD, and MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania where Pichai was a Seibel and palmer scholar.

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In 2004 , Sundar Pichai joined Google and he was in the team to lead their Chrome browser division and operating system, he was also involved in the development of Google maps app. His involvement can also be seen in Firefox, Google Toolbar, Desktops, and Gadget. In 2008, after his successful launch of Google Chorme browser he moved on. Then in 2013, Pichai also worked for the Android divison in Google.

After 11 years working, Sundar Pichai at the age of 43, is the third CEO of the Google after its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

“I feel very fortunate to have someone as talented as him to run the slightly slimmed down Google.”

-Larry Page

Now let us talk about our next Indian Satya Nadella, who brings pride to India. He was born in Hyderabad to a Telugu family, in the house of an IAS officer . He has done his degree in electrical engineering from Manipal University and later on for his MS and MBA he went to University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.In year 1992,he started working in Microsoft before that he worked for Sun Microsystems for a while.

After 22 years of working Microsoft which comes in the list of five big companies raised his name to the rank of CEOs and finally in February last year he became the Chief Executive of the Microsoft .

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella” said Bill Gates the founder of the Microsoft company and the Board of Directors.

Besides, Nadella and Pichai, the CEOs of world’s biggest companies; other Indian –born techies are also steering the global organisations ; including Indra Nooyi who comes in the list of top 100 most powerful women in the world and she is the current CEO of the Pepsico, Goerge Kurien the CEO of Netapp, Rajiv suri ,who is heading NOKIA as the chief executive.

The upliftment of Pichai and Nadella presents a remarkable image of the Indian technology and managerial ability at global level. The ITs service companies came in India in 1980s and now it has become desirable. About three million peoples are employed in IT sector.

The achievement of Sundar pichai and Satya Nadella presents an image of role model and inspiration for every Indian youngster. Both the CEOs went abroad for their further studies, but the basic education of both was in India, which shows the potential of Indian students if they are provided with right path and opportunities. After this era, many talented students will get attracted towards the IT companies and technology .It gives them a challenge in their jobs and a chance to prove themselves. After these success stories of people from Indian origin, a message has been passed to the world that not only Indians but anyone can achieve anything in life if we have the right courage and determination, this became the inspiration for every Indian, which would help in the digitalisation of India in a broad level and soon we could see more Indians at various heights of uncharted landscape.

This article has been authored by Shikhar Gautam from IIM Kashipur




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